This year, the IT Innovation Challenges team collaborated with GLAM to invite project ideas that add value to the user experience of GLAM’s collections, buildings, resources or programmes through digital means.
The following four projects are being funded by the IT Innovation Challenges scheme:
- A physical and digital show and tell – creating a portable 'station' for use in the museum galleries to present both 3D models in Virtual Reality and tactile models/3D prints. Based in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.
- Digital makers – developing staff coding skills and piloting digital making activities for families and young people. Based in the Radcliffe Science Library and Ashmolean Museum.
- Replicating historic musical instruments – testing the accuracy of 3D printouts of historic musical instruments. Based in the Pitt Rivers Museum.
- Mapping playful spaces in the museum – using social data to examine how visitors engage with Oxford's museums to understand visitor engagement. Based in the Oxford Internet Institute working with a number of GLAM sites.
These projects will run between May 2019 and February 2020. More information about each project will soon be available on the IT Innovation Challenges blog at blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/innovation-challenges.
More information: IT Innovation Challenges Blog